Nigeria – A Times Higher Educational journal survey of the best universities in Africa has put six South African institutions in the top 10 and only one Nigerian university.
The top 10 are:
1- University of Cape Town – South Africa
2- University of the Witwatersrand – South Africa
3- Makerere University – Uganda
4- University of Stellenbosch – South Africa
5- University of KwaZulu-Natal – South Africa
6- University of Port Harcourt – Nigeria
7- University of the Western Cape – South Africa
8- University of Nairobi – Kenya
9- University of Johannesburg – South Africa
10- Universite Cadi Ayyad – Morocco
The journal ranked the universities based on the amount of citations there are for the university’s work.
The ranking was calculated using the ratio of the citations received by an institution’s publication output between 2009 and 2013 and the total citations that would be expected based on the average of the subject field.
To be included, an institution must have published a minimum of 500 research papers in the five-year period assessed, with at least 50 papers per year.